Atiku deletes post on Deborah’s killing after fanatics threatened his 2023 ambition
Atiku Abubakar has deleted a post he made on his Facebook page about slain Deboral Samuel after coming under a barrage of threats from fanatics of northern origin who asked him to forget his presidential ambition.
Mr Atiku’s post around 10:20 p.m. Thursday was deleted less than an hour later. It had garnered over 1,200 reactions within 16 minutes, according to a screenshot taken.
Most of the comments were from fundamentalists who warned the politician to stay away from condemning the murder of the Christian student.
“There can not be a justification for such gruesome murder. Deborah Yakubu was murdered, and all those behind her death must be brought to justice,” Mr Atiku said. “My condolences to her family and friends.”
A spokesman for Mr Abubkar did not return a request seeking comments about why he took down the post on Facebook.
The former vice-president didn’t delete a similar message that he posted on Twitter, indicating that he might have seen a difference between Facebook and Twitter users on the sensitive development.